[Seaside] [Q] Any documentation of guide for porting seaside
to other Smalltalk system?
dale.henrichs at gemstone.com
Sun Mar 4 19:26:43 UTC 2007
I don't know of any porting documentation, but here is a rough outline
of how to go about doing the port:
1. As Luka suggests, take a look at the Continuation class and get
the unit tests to run in GNU smalltalk. Getting Contuations
working may or may not be a big challenge. At Gemstone, we ended
up making mods to the vm to get continuations to work.
2. Once you've got continuations in hand, take a look at
PackageInfo-Exporters. There's a version on SqueakSource (part of
Seaside project) that is a good starting point. Write a GNU
smalltalk exporter that will allow you to file out the Seaside
package (all classes and extension methods for Seaside) in a form
acceptable to GNU smalltalk.
3. File the result into your GNU smalltalk image and resolve the
4. Run the Seaside unit tests.
5. Now you'll need some sort of HTTP server. We are using
Swazoo/Hyper. You'll need to write some glue code between Seaside
and your HTTP server. We used Michel Bany's VW glue code as an
example. We can provide our code as well. Basically the glue code
transforms the requests and responses from your HTTP server into
Seaside requests and responses.
6. If GNU smalltalk doesn't have a HTTP server , you might try
porting the FastCGI code from Squeak to GNU smalltalk. We just
recently ported FastCGI to Gemstone so we can give you some
pointers here. If you don't have a HTTP server in GNU smalltalk
this is a very good option - you simply transform the FastCGI
request/responses directly into Seaside request/responses.
7. At this point you should be able to begin serving seaside web
pages. Bring up the WAAllTests application (you'll need to
initiale it first) and start poking around.
This should be enough to get you started. Good luck!
Sungjin Chun wrote:
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>I want to port seaside to GNU smalltalk - I'm not sure whether this is
>possible or not. My primary objective is to learn network programming in
>smalltak, both squeak and gnu smalltalk(gst).
>Is there any guide/documentation for this?
>Thanks in advance.
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